How can the Lakers hide IT on defense?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:52 pm    Post subject: How can the Lakers hide IT on defense?

Besides gluing his ass to the bench. He is the reason why the Lakers (and probably the Cavs) have defensive breakdowns.

Sure his offense is nice, but doesn't matter when he gives up way more on the defensive end.

I don't think I've ever hated a Lakers player this much ever (mostly because of his arrogance and the way he carries himself) and he's barely been here.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:53 pm    Post subject:

Canít.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:53 pm    Post subject:

a good team is always going to find him and exploit the mismatch. there's a reason the average height in the league is probably 6'6 or so.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:54 pm    Post subject:

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Canít.


For starters, don't put him on wing players...

But ya, it's rough. Biggest thing to me was his inability to rotate to tag bigs. This is already difficult for guards, but he's just so tiny.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:54 pm    Post subject:

Have to adjust your entire D to support him. All of. our switching D isn't going to work. Gotta be a lot of players cheating to help and quick rotations on switches. That's how Boston did it last year.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:55 pm    Post subject:

By keeping him in the locker room.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:55 pm    Post subject:

yinoma2001 wrote:
Canít.

The Celtics seemingly did a pretty good job at it.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:56 pm    Post subject:

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Have to adjust your entire D to support him. All of. our switching D isn't going to work. Gotta be a lot of players cheating to help and quick rotations on switches. That's how Boston did it last year.


he's not worth all that effort. he's not gonna be on the squad next year. rather run caruso out there for 15 minutes than give IT 30.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:56 pm    Post subject:

When Lonzo Ball comes back we can hide his defense. Unfortunately, by then, how will we cover Lonzo's ugly shot? Dude is a poor man's Lamar Odom
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:56 pm    Post subject:

Need a Capela or DeAndre, elite rim protector
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:57 pm    Post subject:

you cant and hes taking minutes away from hart! Waive his ass!
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:57 pm    Post subject:

governator wrote:
Need a Capela or DeAndre, elite rim protector


simpler solution. just sit him for the next 27 games.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:59 pm    Post subject:

To start, play some
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:59 pm    Post subject:

sub him out
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:00 pm    Post subject:

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Have to adjust your entire D to support him. All of. our switching D isn't going to work. Gotta be a lot of players cheating to help and quick rotations on switches. That's how Boston did it last year.


he's not worth all that effort. he's not gonna be on the squad next year. rather run caruso out there for 15 minutes than give IT 30.


Could be a good eventual 6th man type for a team. Quick offense a la Lou. He doesn't want that now but eventually he may realize that's the ideal role. Might as well tinker with different lineups while he's out there on the squad. Doubt a team is overpaying for him this summer.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:01 pm    Post subject:

The bench
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:02 pm    Post subject:

governator wrote:
Need a Capela or DeAndre, elite rim protector



We shouldn't be building around IT. Dude is just passing by and sight seeing for a few weeks
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:02 pm    Post subject:

The Celtics did hide his defense, but the Lakes aren't the Celtics. And, this version of IT is a much downgraded version from the IT of yore. Luke and team are going to have a lot of sleepless night, poring over film, trying to come up with an answer to your question.

Limit his minutes?


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:02 pm    Post subject:

It ain't all on IT tonight. The team defense sucked for 17 minutes when IT was sitting on the bench!
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:03 pm    Post subject:

We can hid him on the Nets...
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:03 pm    Post subject:

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Have to adjust your entire D to support him. All of. our switching D isn't going to work. Gotta be a lot of players cheating to help and quick rotations on switches. That's how Boston did it last year.


he's not worth all that effort. he's not gonna be on the squad next year. rather run caruso out there for 15 minutes than give IT 30.


Could be a good eventual 6th man type for a team. Quick offense a la Lou. He doesn't want that now but eventually he may realize that's the ideal role. Might as well tinker with different lineups while he's out there on the squad. Doubt a team is overpaying for him this summer.


he's not worth it. your defense suffers, and you aren't able to run out and get easy buckets because you don't get stops/rebounds.

he's always going to get targeted.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:03 pm    Post subject:

He's so small
Should be easy
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:04 pm    Post subject:

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It ain't all on IT tonight. The team defense sucked for 17 minutes when IT was sitting on the bench!

Pretty much. We were rolling during his first session as well.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:04 pm    Post subject:

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It ain't all on IT tonight. The team defense sucked for 17 minutes when IT was sitting on the bench!

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:05 pm    Post subject:

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Have to adjust your entire D to support him. All of. our switching D isn't going to work. Gotta be a lot of players cheating to help and quick rotations on switches. That's how Boston did it last year.


he's not worth all that effort. he's not gonna be on the squad next year. rather run caruso out there for 15 minutes than give IT 30.


Could be a good eventual 6th man type for a team. Quick offense a la Lou. He doesn't want that now but eventually he may realize that's the ideal role. Might as well tinker with different lineups while he's out there on the squad. Doubt a team is overpaying for him this summer.


he's not worth it. your defense suffers, and you aren't able to run out and get easy buckets because you don't get stops/rebounds.

he's always going to get targeted.

We ran a lot tonight though.
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